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  • r  in the manner of something that has become a byword
    this proverbially bitter plant, wormwood

  • Holders of this supreme Soviet decoration are exempt from Soviet taxes (proverbially heavy).
  • Appealing straight to Florentine hearts, proverbially hard and to Florentine minds, proverbially wily, Benito Mussolini achieved one of his most remarkable, most ponderable .
  • He's let down his faithful followers, he's permanently embittered his Democratic friends and his name is proverbially mud.
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    Please login to view the requested resource. HARRISONBURG — At 40 years old, Jeff Tang may proverbially be considered over the hill, but the longtime Harrisonburg Tennis Patrons tournament contender could have his best shot at finally...
    June 22, 2013 - The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record
  • Monday morning NASCAR recap: Biffle, Ford record milestone win
    Through the first four months of the season, the sky was proverbially falling for Ford. While slogging through the first part of the year with just two wins in the first 14 races, its rivals Toyota and Chevy were alternating visits to Victory Lane. As the results dried up, the excuses began to flow in excess. First, it was a " systemic problem " that was holding back the Blue Oval Brigade. It ...
    June 17, 2013 - SB Nation

  • David Paterson in Wall Street Journal
    It breaks my heart to do it. The only reason why I'm doing this is, otherwise, we're proverbially kicking the can down the road,Mr. Paterson told reporters in Albany, after signing a veto. "But the reality is the day of reckoning for this...
  • Amarinder Singh in Press Trust of India
    Badal should apply his mind to what he is intending to say before proverbially putting his foot in his mouth,Singh said in a statement here.
  • Felix Frankfurter in Dallas Morning News
    What is the worth of identification testimony even when uncontradicted? The identification of strangers is proverbially untrustworthy,wrote Mr. Frankfurter, later a leading conservative voice on the US Supreme Court.

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